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The Market for Wearable Devices

The Market for Wearable Devices

The market for wearable medical devices consists of products in both the professional and consumer markets. These products evaluate, measure, record or provide feedback for medical parameters such as vital signs, disease evaluation and overall health. The Market for Wearable Devices focuses on products in four main market segments, providing market size and forecasts for 2012-2021 and sales distribution by region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and ROW market overviews) for each:

  • Wearable Diagnostic and Monitoring Device Market
  • Wearable Therapeutic Device Market
  • Wearable Rehabilitation Device Market
  • Wearable Lifestyle and Fitness Device Market
New wireless and Bluetooth technologies, improved infrastructure, and patient familiarity with wireless devices are all combining to advance sales and use of new technologies in wearable medical devices. The report discusses the market drivers and benefits associated with the adoption of wearable devices in the healthcare industry, as well as some significant market challenges.

There are a vast number of companies offering some form of wearable advanced feature: wireless/remote health monitoring technologies, patient data processing applications and equipment, and applications and equipment that transfer patient monitoring data to EMRs. The report profiles companies that are among those providing leading products and some of the most interesting new technologies, including Philips, Dexcom, Medtronic, Bioness, Fitbit, and Apple.


  • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
      • Table Applications for Wearable Medical Devices
    • Scope and Methodology
    • Size and Growth of the Market
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Medical Devices, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
    • Market Participants
  • Introduction
    • Overview
    • Applications
      • Table Applications for Wearable Medical Devices
    • Regulatory Challenges
    • Reimbursement Challenges
    • Lasting Compliance
    • Demographics
      • Population Growth
      • Global Population Trends
        • Table Global Population and Average Annual Change, 2005-2025 (population in thousands)
      • Aging of the Population
      • Increasing Life Expectancy and the Demand for Advanced Healthcare Delivery Options
    • Chronic Disease Driving Health Markets
      • Cardiovascular Disease
        • Table World Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease by Type, 2016 Estimates (in millions of population)
      • Diabetes
        • Table Number of Diabetes Cases by Country, 2014 Estimates (in millions of population)
      • Cancer
        • Table World Incidence of Cancer by Gender and Country, 2012 Estimates (thousands of population)
      • Obesity
        • Table Percent of Population That Is Obese*, 2014 Estimates (as a percentage of total population)
      • The Ultimate Consequence of Chronic Disease: Death
        • Table Global Causes of Death, 2015 Estimates and 2030 Projections (per 1,000 population)
    • Technologies Behind Wearable Medical Devices
      • Advances in Sensors
    • Physician Involvement
    • Healthcare Efficiency
    • Growing Acceptance of Mobile Technologies
    • Economic Impact on the Health Industry
      • Table Global GDP and Average Annual Change, 2005-2025 (billions US$)
      • Table Health Spending as a Percentage of GDP by Country, 2014
      • Cost Cutting
  • Wearable Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices
    • Introduction
      • Table Global Wearable Diagnostic Monitoring Device Market, Sales Distribution by Category, 2012-2021 (%)
    • Wearable Cardiovascular Monitoring Devices
      • Overview
        • Table Market Overview: Wearable Cardiovascular Monitoring and Event Recording Devices, 2012-2021 (in millions of $)
      • Heart Rate and Activity Monitors
        • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Heart Rate and Activity Monitors
      • Electrocardiogram/ECG Monitors
        • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable ECG/EKG Monitors
      • Cardiac Event Monitoring
        • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Cardiac Event Monitors
      • Pulse Oximeter Monitors
        • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Pulse Oximeter Monitors
      • Wearable Blood Pressure Monitors
        • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Blood Pressure Monitors
    • Wearable Pregnancy, Obstetrics, Fetal and Infant Monitoring Devices
      • Overview
        • Table Market Overview: Wearable Pregnancy, Obstetrics, Fetal and Infant Monitoring Devices, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
      • Wearable Pregnancy/Fertility Devices
        • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Pregnancy and Fertility Devices
      • Wearable Fetal Monitors
        • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Fetal Heart Monitors
      • Ultrasound
      • Wearable Infant Monitoring Device
        • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Infant Health Monitoring Devices
    • Wearable Neurological Monitoring Devices
      • Overview
        • Table Market Overview: Wearable Neurological Monitoring Devices, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
      • Wearable Electroencephalographs
        • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Electroencephalographs (EEG)
      • Wearable Electromyographs
        • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Electromyographs (EMG)
    • Wearable Sleep Monitoring Devices
      • Overview
        • Table Market Overview: Wearable Sleep Monitoring Devices, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
        • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Sleep Tracking Devices
    • Wearable Glucose Monitoring Devices
      • Overview
        • Table Market Overview: Wearable Glucose Monitoring Devices, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
      • Continuous Blood Glucose Monitors
        • Table Select Product Examples: Continuous Blood Glucose Monitors
    • Other Wearable Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices
      • Overview
        • Table Market Overview: Wearable Devices, Others, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
    • Market Analysis
      • Table Global Wearable Diagnostic Monitoring Device Market by Category, 2012-2016 ($ millions)
      • Table Global Wearable Diagnostic Monitoring Device Market by Category, 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Regional Market Analysis and Considerations
        • Table Global Wearable Diagnostic Monitoring Device Market, Sales by Region, 2016-2021 ($ millions)
        • Table Global Wearable Diagnostic Monitoring Device, Sales Distribution by Region, 2016-2021 (%)
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Competitor Market Share, Global Wearable Diagnostic and Monitoring Device Participants, 2016 (%)
  • Wearable Therapeutic Devices
    • Introduction
      • Table Global Wearable Therapeutic Device Market, Sales Distribution by Category, 2012-2021 (%)
    • Wearable Respiratory Therapy Devices
      • Overview
        • Table Market Overview: Wearable Respiratory Therapy Devices, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
        • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Portable Oxygen Concentrators
    • Wearable Insulin Management Devices
      • Overview
        • Table Market Overview: Wearable Insulin Management Devices, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
      • Wearable Insulin Pumps
        • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Insulin Pumps
    • Wearable Pain Management Devices
      • Overview
        • Table Market Overview: Wearable Pain Management Devices, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
      • Wearable Neurostimulation Devices
        • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Neurostimulation Devices
      • Other Pain Management Devices
        • Table Select Product Examples: Other Wearable Pain Management Devices (such as PEMF, pulsed electromagnetic field devices)
    • Market Analysis
      • Table Global Wearable Therapeutic Device Market by Category, 2012-2016 ($ millions)
      • Table Global Wearable Therapeutic Device Market by Category, 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Markets by Global Region
        • Table Global Wearable Therapeutic Device Market, Sales by Region, 2016-2021 ($ millions)
        • Table Global Wearable Therapeutic Device Market, Sales Distribution by Region, 2016-2021 (%)
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Competitor Market Share, Global Wearable Therapeutic Device Participants, 2016 (%)
  • Wearable Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Devices
    • Introduction
      • Table Global Wearable Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Device Market, Sales Distribution by Category, 2012-2021 (%)
    • Body Motion Devices
      • Table Market Overview: Wearable Body Motion Devices, 2012-2021 (million of $)
      • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Body Motion Devices
    • Sensing Garments
      • Table Market Overview: Wearable Sensing Garments, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
      • Table Select Product Examples: Sensing Garments
    • Fall Detection Devices
      • Table Market Overview: Wearable Fall Detection Devices, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
      • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Fall Detection Devices
    • Other Devices
      • Table Market Overview: Other Wearable Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Devices, 2012-2021 (million of $)
      • Table Select Product Examples: Other Wearable Injury Prevention/Rehabilitation Devices
    • Market Analysis
      • Table Global Wearable Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Device Market by Category, 2012-2016 (millions of $)
      • Table Global Wearable Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Device Market by Category, 2016-2021 (millions of $)
      • Markets by Global Region
        • Table Global Wearable Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Device Market, Sales by Region, 2016-2021 (millions of $)
        • Table Global Wearable Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Device Market, Sales Distribution by Region, 2016-2021 (%)
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Competitor Market Share, Global Wearable Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Device Participants, 2016 (%)
  • Wearable Lifestyle and Fitness Devices
    • Introduction
      • Table Global Wearable Lifestyle and Fitness Device Market, Sales Distribution by Category, 2012-2021 (%)
    • Fitness Trackers
      • Table Market Overview: Wearable Fitness Tracking Devices, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
      • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Fitness Tracking Devices
    • Activity Trackers
      • Table Market Overview: Wearable Activity Tracking Devices, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
      • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Activity Tracking Devices
    • Sports Trackers
      • Table Market Overview: Wearable Sports Tracking Devices, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
      • Table Select Product Examples: Wearable Sports Tracking Devices
    • Market Overview
      • Table Global Wearable Lifestyle and Fitness Device Market by Category, 2012-2016 ($ millions)
      • Table Global Wearable Lifestyle and Fitness Device Market by Category, 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Markets by Global Region
        • Table Global Wearable Lifestyle and Fitness Device Market, Sales by Region, 2016-2021 ($ millions)
        • Table Global Wearable Lifestyle and Fitness Device Market, Sales Distribution by Region, 2016-2021 (%)
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Competitor Market Share, Global Wearable Lifestyle and Fitness Device Participants, 2016 (%)
  • Global Wearable Medical Device Market Size and Forecast
    • Overview
    • Market Drivers and Inhibitors
      • Growth Drivers
      • Growth Inhibitors
    • Total Global Market Size and Forecast
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Medical Devices, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
    • Global Markets by Product Segment
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Medical Devices by Product Segment, 2012-2021 (millions of $)
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Medical Devices, Distribution of Sales by Product Segment, 2012-2021 (%)
    • Market Analysis by Global Region
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Medical Devices, Sales by Region, 2012-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Medical Devices, Sales Distribution by Region, 2012-2021 (%)
      • North America Market Overview
        • Table Wearable Medical Device Market, North America Market Overview, 2016 ($ millions)
      • Europe Market Overview
        • Table Wearable Medical Device Market, Europe Market Overview, 2016 ($ millions)
      • Asia Pacific Market Overview
        • Table Wearable Medical Device Market, Asia Pacific Market Overview, 2016 ($ millions)
      • Rest of World Market Overview
        • Table Wearable Medical Device Market, ROW Market Overview, 2016 ($ millions)
  • Corporate Profiles
    • Introduction
    • Profiles
    • Abbott Laboratories
      • Table Abbott Laboratories Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Abbott's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Apple
      • Table Apple Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Apple's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Compumedics
      • Table Compumedics Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Compumedics' Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Dexcom
      • Table Dexcom Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Dexcom's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Dräger Medical
      • Table Drägerwerk Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Dräger's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Fitbit
      • Table Fitbit Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Fitbit's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Fossil
      • Table Fossil Group Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Fossil Group's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Garmin
      • Table Garmin Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Garmin's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Honeywell
      • Table Honeywell Life Care Solutions Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Honeywell's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Insulet
      • Table Insulet Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Insulet's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Intel
      • Table Intel Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Intel's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Jawbone
      • Table Jawbone Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
    • Johnson & Johnson
      • Table Johnson & Johnson Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Johnson & Johnson's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Lenovo
      • Table Lenovo Group Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Lenovo Group's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Lifewatch
      • Table LifeWatch Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table LifeWatch's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Masimo
      • Table Masimo Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Masimo's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Medtronic
      • Table Medtronic Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Medtronic's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Nike
      • Table Nike Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Nike's Financial Performance, 2011-2016 ($millions)
    • Nokia
      • Table Nokia Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Nokia Corporation's Financial Performance, 2012-2015 ($millions)
    • Nuubo
      • Table Nuubo Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
    • Omron Healthcare
      • Table Omron Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Omron's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • OSI Systems
      • Table OSI Systems Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table OSI System's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Pebble Technology
      • Table Pebble Technology Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
    • Philips Healthcare
      • Table Philips Healthcare Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Royal Philips' Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Polar Electro (Polar USA)
      • Table Polar Electro Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
    • Roche
      • Table Roche Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Roche's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Samsung
      • Table Samsung Electronics Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Samsung's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Sony
      • Table Sony Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
        • Table Sony's Financial Performance, 2011-2015 ($millions)
    • Sotera Wireless
      • Table Sotera Wireless Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview
    • Xiaomi
      • Table Xiaomi Corporate Summary
      • Company Overview

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